Online Safety Community

A Brief Guide to Safe Work in Confined Spaces

Confined spaces are present all over the world, According to an estimate by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Authority (OSHA) that two million workers annually enter in confined spaces. In the world, many workers are injured and killed each year while working in confined spaces. The victims of confined space accidents include workers, engineering and technical people, supervisors and managers.

This blog post focuses on the risks involved in working in confined spaces and provide the solution to reducing such hazards. Confined space is virtually enclosed with limited access (a tank, container, vessel, pit, chamber, storage tank or any other similar place) and having only restricted openings for entrance. The confined space atmospheric conditions may include the presence of toxic gases or flammable materials, lack of oxygen, excessively high or low temperature and many other dangerous possibilities that are not compatible with the human body.
Key Characteristics that define a Confined Space:
•    Substantially enclosed
•    Hazardous place i.e. not designed for human occupancy
•    Suffocating and not comfortable to enter
•    Natural hazards, due to its location or contents.
•    Oxygen deficient or toxic atmosphere
•    Bad conditions due to work previously happened
•    Entrapment, crushing or falling objects
•    Rapid Explosions or fires
•    Electrocution
•    Temperature Extremes
•    Amplified noises
•    Unstable or dangerous work surfaces

Permit Required Confined Spaces:
There was an estimate that around 200 to 300 people die and thousands of people injure every year working in confined spaces. Thus, Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety has implemented a regulation set on confined space entry permit system. This entry permit includes the hazard assessment for confined space when one is fully experienced working in such conditions.

Responsibilities of a Confined Space Instructor:
•    Must understand the hazards that may occur anytime in a confined space
•    Should immediately available in case of any emergency situation
•    Aware of work procedures and reducing assessments for safe workplace.
•    Is directly responsible for work being performed in the confined work place.
•    Should maintain proper communication with the worker in the permitted space.

A bastion Safety Solutions firm has designed a top rated confined space entry and monitor training and certification course for individuals and instructors who may have to perform their work in these permit areas. The complete confined space training includes the basic introduction to confined space, workers' responsibilities, use of Personal protective equipment, hazard elimination and control etc.

Views: 62

Comment

You need to be a member of Online Safety Community to add comments!

Join Online Safety Community

Take our poll!

Take our poll!

Latest Activity

nicolewells posted a discussion

Talend Application Integration

APPLICATION INTEGRATION:Talend ESB and Application Integration delivers agile real-time integration of applications and data.Heterogeneous Application and Data IntegrationTalend’s open source ESB products combine an innovative, Eclipse-based tooling environment with messaging, Web services, data services, intelligent routing and data transformation. Talend ESB enables developers to easily build reliable, scalable and secure REST, Web and data services to quickly integrate heterogeneous IT…See More
Friday
HrishikeshRam posted blog posts
Friday
Russel Stuart posted blog posts
Friday
Nakul Pratap posted blog posts
Friday

Forum

Talend Application Integration

APPLICATION INTEGRATION:Talend ESB and Application Integration delivers agile real-time integration of applications and data.Heterogeneous Application and Data IntegrationTalend’s open source ESB…Continue

Tags: york, new, certification, training, talend

Started by nicolewells on Friday.

Workplace health and safety Signs 4 Replies

You cannot ignore the importance of safety signs at your workplace. There is no scope to underestimate the important to health and…Continue

Tags: Prohibition, Workplace, Warning, Signs, Safety

Started by healthandsafetysigns. Last reply by Jen McDade Sep 17.

Jewellery policy - breakaway pins

Hello,Hopefully someone has come up against this, my employers have implemented a jewellery policy; its a bit over the top but they are keen on enforcing it.As is the tendency with anything…Continue

Tags: watches, heavy machinery, industry, Jewellery

Started by Brent Sep 10.

Secure Yourself From The Impending Danger 3 Replies

The most important thing in life is one’s protection against the impending dangers of life. While working or even at home we all feel the need to be safe because if we have good and safe life, only…Continue

Tags: coverings, Protective

Started by Enna Henry. Last reply by Jen McDade Sep 7.

How To Get The Safest Personal Protective Equipment? 2 Replies

Worried about the safety issues? Feeling a little concerned about the safety factors? Running a company and the safety problems are bothering you? Feel relaxed and look for the best safety solutions…Continue

Tags: equipment, protection, personal

Started by Enna Henry. Last reply by Jen McDade Aug 31.

Badge

Loading…

© 2018   Created by Safety Community.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service